Ok, so I know we’re supposed to be studying for finals and all, but this is important news. Drop your papers and your 16 coffee cups because Gilmore Girls is back! Netflix has blessed us with a mini-series entitled “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” set a decade after the finale of the original series that began in 2000. Don’t worry, they didn’t replace the original actors like “Halloween Town High” or “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” thought they could pull off (that’s right. Aunt Viv. Never forget.)
Lorelai, Rory, Luke, Emily and many other familiar faces have returned after 9 years. This series features four episodes that are all over the usual 40 min mark. Fans are raving about it, but did it live up to its hype? Well, according to Us Magazine, there is major boyfriend closure. That’s right, our favorite boyfriends Dean and Jess are back! We get to see brief sweet moments of their reunion and finally see where they each stand with Rory.
Us Magazine also says that this revival of the series is more “realistic,” mostly in regards to our main character Rory. In the original series, we saw her as this well-organized, determined and almost perfectly depicted character. The new series, however, shows a little more struggle so, you know, real people can actually relate to her.
With any revival of a beloved series, there are going to be both delighted and disappointed viewers. The expectations are high for this one. “A Year in the Life” gives you the same good ol’ coffee and pop culture references that fans of the show are used to seeing. However, what people were really looking forward to were the much-anticipated “final four words.”
The final four words are what “Gilmore” creator Amy Sherman-Palladino wanted to end the original series with before leaving and handing over the last season. Palladino wanted an eighth season to conclude the original story but due to disputes, there was no follow-through. So what ended up being the final four words? I won’t spoil it.
So far, there are a lot of mixed reviews. Carina Mackenzie, writer for “The Originals” said “The Gilmore Girls revival turned me into a Jess fan. I’m so annoyed about it.” Jess all the way!
Other fans have said that Rory is a little “unlikable” in the new series and that the acting can sometimes be “painful.” Ouch!
Netflix calls the show “witty” and “heartfelt.”
Either way you look at it, “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” gave fans the right amount of nostalgia. I mean, it’s only been 9 years after all. The series is now available to watch on Netflix.